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WESTERN DRAGON by artstain WESTERN DRAGON by artstain
In European folklore, a dragon is a serpentine legendary creature. The Latin word draco, as in constellation Draco, comes directly from Greek δράκων, (drákōn, gazer). The word for dragon in Germanic mythology and its descendants is worm (Old English: wyrm, Old High German: wurm, Old Norse: ormr), meaning snake or serpent. In Old English wyrm means "serpent", draca means "dragon". Finnish lohikäärme means directly "salmon-snake", but the word lohi- was originally louhi- meaning crags or rocks, a "mountain snake". Though a winged creature, the dragon is generally to be found in its underground lair, a cave that identifies it as an ancient creature of earth. Likely, the dragons of European and Mid Eastern mythology stem from the cult of snakes found in religions throughout the world.
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groudon19 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
did you have one on the wendigo :| (Blank Stare) 
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TheDragonInTheCenter Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is breathtakingly beautiful and very informative. Thanks for uploading this
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love your mythological creatures!:)
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
THanks a lot for the compliment! :thanks:
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:iconpadfootsmistress777:
Padfootsmistress777 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
I can't believe I didn't say anything to this...*blinks* *gasps*...Ok I'm good as is your art ^_^:spammer:
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you! :tighthug:
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:iconpadfootsmistress777:
Padfootsmistress777 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
^_^ You're welcome :tighthuhg:
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Much like your Easter Dragon you did a fantastic job os making it look like a reptile while being mythical. Awesome work here!
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks dude! sooner the Elemental dragons i wanna draw ;-)
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:iconcinzia-chan:
Cinzia-chan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love your creatures :D
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
And they love you! :D
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:iconcinzia-chan:
Cinzia-chan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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:iconmystiquex:
MystiqueX Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Simply fantastic!
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D and i am more than simply glad!
Thank you!
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:iconbooger-on-the-wall:
booger-on-the-wall Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
this dragon is so crispy outstanding! :wow:
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D hehe what should i say?...
Thanks boogy! :-)
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:iconbooger-on-the-wall:
booger-on-the-wall Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
welcome man! :-)
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:iconhimeviti:
Himeviti Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
*die*
one of the most awesome dragon head I've ever seen..
*0*

this dragon is marvelous..
I don't have words..to explain how I love this dragon
Ahhh you know I love dragons.. ahhhh awwwww

thanks for this beautiful pic of a dragon *-*
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww!! :giggle: yours are also awesome.

Thank you too also and gonna do more dragons sooner :-)
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:iconthe5elements:
The5Elements Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hm, I'm wondering if you'll be interested by this article on Slavic dragons in wikipedia: [link]

Awesome serpent btw. Interesting wings structure, classical and clean. ^^
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
now i checked them up :D
actually i am planning to do more dragon elements sooner ;-)
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:icondrakesavaan:
DrakeSavaan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Do you plan on doing the northern dragons/ ice dragons as well?
or u guna stop with these 2 glorious masterpieces? :D
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
actually.... :D hehehe

I am planning to do an Earth, Fire, Wind, Water, Ice, Bolt and Dragon King. but whew! that's a lot of works to do. :work:
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:icondrakesavaan:
DrakeSavaan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Indeed it is!
And i will also look forward to them ALL! :D
Goodlucks!
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
and leave DA for a while on August... to do all my lists to do and come back again when i am done. ;-)
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:icondrakesavaan:
DrakeSavaan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Lol ok!
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:iconolifaciy:
Olifaciy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :wow:
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: So much thanks to you Olga! :hug:
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:iconolifaciy:
Olifaciy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome! :hug:
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:iconlunar-alienism:
Lunar-Alienism Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Student General Artist
Great work as always :D
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww! feel great dude! Thanks! :bounce:
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:iconhenu-chan:
Henu-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the details are awesome!:love:
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
And that detail makes me tremendouz pain ^^;

but relieved bcoz of you :hug:
Thanks Henna!
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:iconhenu-chan:
Henu-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yw:iconblush--plz:
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theDragonFeline Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
incredible
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww! So much Thanks! :bounce:
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:iconnovabrush:
NovaBrush Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work! He looks like Draco from DragonHeart! :XD:
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah.. he is annoying my mind when I'm doing this ^^;... actually i really like Draco :D
Thank you moonlit-dragon :hug:

You're dragon is also Fantastic!
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NovaBrush Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE DragonHeart! :D Fave movie of all time. :D

You're welcome. :aww:


And thank you too! :D

Kia: :icondragonshy1:
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe i bought Dragon Heart dvd and my nephew always watching it :D

So cute dragon Kia! :giggle:
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NovaBrush Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hhehe, I love it so much that I have 2 copies of it! LOL

That was unintentional though lol, I thought I lost it and was devo; so I bought another one but then found my other copy soon afterwards. LOL
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
haha :D atleast you still had the extra one, there's also DragonHeart2.
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:iconnovabrush:
NovaBrush Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Lol yeah.

I've seen 2... personally I thought it was crap. Drake's hide was too dark; because of the rendering and lighting he looked fake as... and the ice shards at the end were foam. FOAM! :X :O

But the Eastern dragon was awesome, he was sooo cool. :nod:

Plus I reckon the storyline for the 1st one was better anways. :D There's a certain charm to it I reckon. :)
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah... the first Dragon Heart is more better than the second.

The Eastern Dragon is my Lucky Charm i draw July 7,2007 (777) :D
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ArtofBekSutton Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Awwwww! Thank you! :hug:
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:iconpcraven:
PCRaven Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail on this dragon is just great. This is just a great picture.
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:iconartstain:
artstain Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :bounce:
my hands get stress by making his pain-ass scales. ^^;
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:iconpcraven:
PCRaven Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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ray72285 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009   Traditional Artist
Just sending you a congratulations for being featured in this month's issue of The Dragons of deviantART - [link] :)
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